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  • newNifty ends at record high on April F&O expiry; Wipro weak
    Both the Nifty and Sensex end at fresh record closing highs once again. It turned out to be a strong April F&O series as the Nifty ends at record closing high of 6841, up 25.45 points. The Sensex was up 118.17 points to close at 22876.54. About 1429 shares have advanced, 1315 shares declined, and 177 shares are unchanged.
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:44am -
  • newNifty hits 6850, Sensex at record high; rupee breaches 61 vs dollar
    The Sensex hits fresh record high of 22,870 while the Nifty hits fresh record high by crossing 6850 levels. Rupee is trading at one-month low, breaching 61 mark against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday.
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:44am -
  • Rupee at down 21 paise against dollar in early trade
    The rupee declined by 21 paise to trade at fresh one-month low of 60.80 against the US dollar in early trade on Tuesday due to appreciation of the American unit against other currencies overseas. Besides, increased demand for the US dollar from importers also put pressure on the rupee.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 14, 10:37am -
  • Rupee weakens for second straight day
    The rupee hit a one-month low on Tuesday as continued dollar demand from oil importers and weaker regional currencies kept it under pressure even after the local unit posted its worst single-day fall since March 20 in the previous session.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 14, 10:20am -
  • Rupee near one-month low tracking broad dollar gains
    The rupee is trading at 60.68/69 after hitting 60.71, its lowest since March 24.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 14, 10:20am -

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  • newIndia to make May-July oil payments to Iran - sources
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is set to pay Iran $1.65 billion over the next three months under an interim nuclear deal that eases sanctions on Tehran and gives it access to $4.2 billion in blocked funds, four sources with knowledge of the matter said.
    - 43 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:59pm -
  • newGold edges off 2-1/2-month low as dollar, stocks ease
    LONDON (Reuters) - Gold edged up on Wednesday from a 2-1/2-month low hit in the previous session as a softer tone to equities and the dollar helped arrest its slide, though the metal is vulnerable to further losses as investor demand remains slack.
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:22pm -
  • newWall Street edges lower following six-day S&P rally
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday as strong results from Boeing failed to inspire investors to keep pushing equities higher following six straight days of gains.
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:19pm -
  • newUltraTech Cement Q4 net up 15 pct on cost controls
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - UltraTech Cement Ltd reported a forecast-beating 15 percent rise in net profit for the January-March quarter as India's largest cement maker kept a lid on rising costs.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:25pm -
  • newWockhardt says Himachal Pradesh drug regulator suspends product
    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian drugmaker Wockhardt Ltd, which has been hit by a slew of overseas regulatory rebukes due to poor production quality, said the regulator in Himachal Pradesh has suspended the manufacture and sale of a product.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:15pm -
  • newGold edges off 2-1/2 month low as dollar, stocks ease
    LONDON (Reuters) - Gold edged up on Wednesday from the 2-1/2 month low it hit in the previous session as a softer tone to equities and the dollar helped arrest its slide, though it remained vulnerable to further losses as investor demand remained slack.
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:42pm -
  • newProcter & Gamble quarterly profit rises on home care sales
    (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co , the world's largest household products maker, reported a higher than expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by an increase in home care products sales and better cost control.
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:38pm -
  • newBSE Sensex hits record high for third straight day
    MUMBAI (Reuters) - The BSE Sensex and Nifty hit record highs for a third session in a row as infrastructure companies such as Larsen & Toubro extended recent gains while lenders including Yes Bank advanced on hopes the worst was over in terms of asset quality deterioration.
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:41pm -
  • newRupee falls for third day; foreign fund inflows key
    MUMBAI (Reuters) - The rupee weakened for a third consecutive session on Wednesday, falling below the 61 to the dollar mark for the first time in more than a month, hurt by good demand for the greenback from importers and by continued weakness in Asian currencies.
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:33pm -
  • newDLF slides 3 percent, underperforms rivals
    Reuters Market Eye - Shares in DLF, India's biggest real estate developer, fell 2.99 percent, sharply under-performing a 0.4 percent gain in the Nifty and posting their sixth decline in the past seven sessions.
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:01pm -
  • newU.S. steps up trade pressure on Japan ahead of Obama visit
    TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States put last-minute pressure on Japan to compromise in tough trade talks on Wednesday, shortly before President Barack Obama was to arrive for a state visit.
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:36pm -
  • newCredit Suisse upgrades Mahindra & Mahindra to 'outperform'
    Reuters Market Eye - Credit Suisse upgrades Mahindra and Mahindra(M&M) to "outperform" from "neutral," saying its four-wheeler autos and commercial vehicles will benefit from even a short-lived economic recovery, while the auto-maker has "undemanding valuations."
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:24pm -
  • newBrent oil holds above $109 on economic data, Ukraine supports
    LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil edged higher above $109 a barrel on Wednesday after stronger-than-expected economic data from China and Europe reinforced the outlook for global demand growth, and as the unfolding crisis in Ukraine deterred sellers.
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:22pm -
  • newGoldman loses four Asia prime brokerage execs to rivals- sources
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - At least four mid-level executives are leaving Goldman Sachs Group's Asia prime brokerage unit to join rival banks, people familiar with the matter said, just as the regional hedge fund industry is starting to pick up.
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:16pm -
  • newBSE Sensex hits record high for third straight day
    MUMBAI (Reuters) - The BSE Sensex and Nifty hit record highs for a third consecutive session on Wednesday as infrastructure-related companies such as Larsen & Toubro extended recent gains, offsetting profit-taking in other outperformers such as Tata Motors .
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:03pm -
  • newGold steadies above 2-1/2 month low as dollar, stocks ease
    LONDON (Reuters) - Gold steadied on Wednesday above a 2-1/2 month low hit the previous session, as a softer tone to equities and the dollar helped arrest its slide above a key chart level, but demand from investors and retail buyers remained slack.
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:00pm -
  • newWorld share rally peters out, euro lifted by PMI boost
    LONDON (Reuters) - European shares edged down on Wednesday after three days of gains as signs of a still stuttering Chinese economy and rising worries about Ukraine offset a reassuring set of European economic numbers.
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 3:59pm -
  • newChinese factories stalling as euro zone business picks up
    LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April but private businesses across the euro zone enjoyed their best month in nearly three years, surveys showed on Wednesday.
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 3:53pm -
  • newSteady PMIs, sluggish China put brakes on European shares
    LONDON (Reuters) - European shares edged down on Wednesday after three days of gains as data showing China's economy was still stuttering offset some broadly reassuring European purchasing manager index (PMI) numbers.
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:09pm -
  • newBSE Sensex hits third consecutive record high
    Reuters Market Eye - The BSE Sensex and the Nifty hit record highs for the third consecutive session on Wednesday on the back of gains in blue-chip stocks.
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:05pm -
  • newGold hovers near 2-1/2 month lows
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Gold was steady but near its lowest in more than two months on Wednesday, with stronger equities denting the metal's safe-haven appeal and outflows from bullion funds showing weak investor appetite.
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 1:48pm -
  • newRupee steady near one-month low
    Reuters Market Eye - The rupee is trading at 61.06/07 versus its previous close of 60.76/77 as good dollar demand from oil firms and weakness in other regional currencies aids sentiment for the greenback.
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:46pm -
  • newChina shares down, Aussie drops after inflation data
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's stock markets fell again on Wednesday after a survey showed manufacturing activity in the world's second-biggest economy was still contracting in April, while the Australian dollar tumbled to a two-week low after data showed surprisingly low inflation.
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:48am -
  • newNikkei gains on Wall Street rally, investors cautious ahead of earnings
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rose on Wednesday, spurred by Wall Street gains on solid earnings and merger activity, but buying was tempered ahead of the looming local reporting season.
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:46am -
  • newRupee weakens past 61/dollar to one-month low
    MUMBAI (Reuters) - The rupee weakened past the key 61 per dollar mark on Wednesday to hit a one-month low, tracking losses in regional currencies and hurt by good demand for the greenback from oil importers.
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:57am -

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  • newUnion Bank of India raises Rs 2100 crore through bonds - NDTV

    Union Bank of India raises Rs 2100 crore through bonds - NDTV

    Economic TimesUnion Bank of India raises Rs 2100 crore through bondsNDTVNew Delhi: Union Bank of India (UBI) on Wednesday said it has raised $350 million (Rs 2,100 crore at $1 = Rs 60) through bonds from overseas market to fund its expansion plan. The 5.5-year bonds were priced at a spread of 280 basis points and were ...Union Bank of India raised USD 350 million from bondsBusiness StandardUnited Bank raises $350 million under MTN programmeEconomic Timesall 7 news articles »
    - 18 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:24pm -
  • newRATEGRAM'S BEST CREDIT CARD DEALS, For immediate release - Chicago Tribune

    RATEGRAM'S BEST CREDIT CARD DEALS, For immediate release - Chicago Tribune

    The HinduRATEGRAM'S BEST CREDIT CARD DEALS, For immediate releaseChicago TribuneThese are nationally available credit cards offering the lowest interest rates on purchases as of Apr. 23. If you typically pay off the entire balance monthly, look for a zero-annual fee card that allows the most interest-free or grace days. Some cards listed below ...RBI proposes two-stage authentication to cut online banking frauddomain-B10-15 pc cards used only for online transactions: RBI reportDeccan HeraldGet…
    - 36 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:06pm -
  • newKiran Mazumdar Shaw apologises for tweet on Infy's Rohan Murty - NDTV

    Kiran Mazumdar Shaw apologises for tweet on Infy's Rohan Murty - NDTV

    Business TodayKiran Mazumdar Shaw apologises for tweet on Infy's Rohan MurtyNDTVOn Twitter today, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw apologized for an earlier post in which she praised the presentation made by the son of Infosys executive chairman Narayana Murthy at a board meeting. Ms Shaw is the head of Biocon, a healthcare company, and on ...Kiran Mazumdar Shaw apologises for tweet on Rohan MurthyPress Trust of IndiaKiran Mazumdar Shaw apologizes after tweet about Rohan Murty's presentation ...Economic Tim…
    - 50 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:52pm -
  • newMobiles, laptops can be used in non-transmitting mode on flights: DGCA - Livemint

    Mobiles, laptops can be used in non-transmitting mode on flights: DGCA - Livemint

    Times of IndiaMobiles, laptops can be used in non-transmitting mode on flights: DGCALivemintLast week, scheduled airlines had raised the demand to allow the use of portable electronic devices during all phases of flight. Photo: Hindustan Times. New Delhi: Airline passengers will be allowed to use mobile phones and laptops on flight mode after ...DGCA allows use of mobiles, electronic devices on flightsBusiness StandardAviation regulator permits use of electronics in flight mode during take-off,…
    - 52 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:50pm -
  • newSensex and Nifty close at record highs on pre-election rally; is the Narendra ... - Daily News & Analysis

    Sensex and Nifty close at record highs on pre-election rally; is the Narendra ... - Daily News & Analysis

    Daily News & AnalysisSensex and Nifty close at record highs on pre-election rally; is the Narendra ...Daily News & AnalysisThe BSE benchmark index Sensex today rose by 118 points to record closing high of 22,876.54 points on buying by funds mainly in capital goods and banking stocks amid monthly expiry in derivatives. Similarly, the broader Nifty of the National Stock ...Indian rupee, BSE Sensex, NSE Nifty, Market Top Gainers, Market Top Losers ...Financial ExpressSensex, Nifty hit record high…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:36pm -
  • newSesa Sterlite Limited: Cairn India Announces Annual Financial Results for the ... - Wall Street Journal

    Sesa Sterlite Limited: Cairn India Announces Annual Financial Results for the ... - Wall Street Journal

    Zee NewsSesa Sterlite Limited: Cairn India Announces Annual Financial Results for the ...Wall Street JournalCairn India Limited (CIL), one of the fastest growing independent oil exploration and production companies in the world*, today announces its annual financial results for the period ending 31(st) March, 2014.Cairn India posts 18 percent rise in Q4 profitBusiness StandardCairn India Q4 profit rises 19%, flat full-year output seenLivemintCairn India Q4 profit up 18% as Rajasthan output incre…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:31pm -
  • newUltraTech Cement Q4 net up 15% on cost controls - Times of India

    UltraTech Cement Q4 net up 15% on cost controls - Times of India

    Moneycontrol.comUltraTech Cement Q4 net up 15% on cost controlsTimes of IndiaNEW DELHI: UltraTech Cement Ltd reported a forecast-beating 15 per cent rise in net profit for the January-March quarter as India's largest cement maker kept a lid on rising costs. Increasing input and energy costs have put pressure on margins at cement ...UltraTech Cement Q4 net profit up 15% on cost controlsLivemintUltratech Jan-Mar net profit up 15pc to Rs 838 crBusiness StandardUltraTech Cement Q4 beats forecast, n…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:30pm -
  • newHimachal Pradesh suspends Wockhardt drug - Livemint

    Himachal Pradesh suspends Wockhardt drug - Livemint

    LivemintHimachal Pradesh suspends Wockhardt drugLivemintWockhardt is filing an appeal before the state government to revoke the suspension. Photo: Bloomberg. Mumbai: Drug maker Wockhardt Ltd on Wednesday said that the state drug controller of Himachal Pradesh had suspended the manufacture, sale and ...Wockhardt says Himachal Pradesh drug regulator suspends productReuters IndiaWockhardt LimitedMoneycontrol.comall 5 news articles »
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:07pm -
  • newGold maintains bullish momentum on rising demand - Business Standard

    Gold maintains bullish momentum on rising demand - Business Standard

    Business TodayGold maintains bullish momentum on rising demandBusiness StandardGold prices continued to surge here today due to consistent buying by jewellery stockists and retailers supported by good seasonal offtake. Silver rallied further owing to heavy speculative buying coupled with industrial buying. Standard gold (99.5 purity) rose ...Gold, silver rise on seasonal demand, global cuesEconomic Timesall 12 news articles »
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:47pm -
  • newJSW Steel commissions Cold Rolling Mill in Karnataka - Business Standard

    JSW Steel commissions Cold Rolling Mill in Karnataka - Business Standard

    Business StandardJSW Steel commissions Cold Rolling Mill in KarnatakaBusiness StandardJSW Steel has taken one more step forward in its journey of diversification by commissioning the first phase of 2.3 million tonne per annum (MTPA) Cold Rolling Mill-2 at Toranagallu in Karnataka's Bellary district. The company has invested Rs 4,500 crore to ...and more »
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:53pm -

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  • newFaster production brings Boeing $965M 1Q profit

    Faster production brings Boeing $965M 1Q profit

    Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders.
    - 7 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:35pm -
  • newBoeing posts higher adjusted profit, raises 2014 forecast

    Boeing posts higher adjusted profit, raises 2014 forecast

    Rising jet production helped Boeing Co post a 14 percent rise in adjusted net profit in the first quarter, beating estimates, and the company notched up its full-year forecast. On a non-adjusted basis, however, Boeing's profit slid 13 percent to $965 million, or $1.28 per share, down from $1.11 billion, or $1.44 per share, a year earlier, the company reported on Wednesday. But analysts pointed to strong cashflow generation and Boeing's increase in share buy-backs in the quarter as reasons to pus…
    - 7 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:35pm -
  • newA stock rally falters as US earnings disappoint

    A stock rally falters as US earnings disappoint

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is slightly lower after a six-day advance as several U.S. companies report disappointing earnings.
    - 17 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:25pm -
  • newAmazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO
    NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of classic HBO shows like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network.
    - 17 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:25pm -
  • newWall St. edges down after six-day S&P rally; AT&T falls

    Wall St. edges down after six-day S&P rally; AT&T falls

    By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday as weakness in AT&T and biotech names inspired investors to take profits following six straight days of gains, though a rally in Boeing limited losses. AT&T Inc fell 3.4 percent to $35.07 a day after the Dow component reported adjusted earnings that beat expectations by a penny, though that was offset by weak service revenue growth. Verizon Communications fell 1.1 percent to $47.41 while the S&P telecom sector dropped 1…
    - 19 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:23pm -
  • newLabor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease.
    - 26 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:16pm -
  • newAhead of earnings, Caterpillar dealer data paints mixed picture

    Ahead of earnings, Caterpillar dealer data paints mixed picture

    (Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc released unaudited dealer sales data on Wednesday that showed a deepening deterioration in global demand for its mining equipment but a continued, albeit modest, rebound in sales of construction equipment as well as reciprocating and turbine engines. The world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment said global dealer sales of its yellow earth-moving machines fell 12 percent year-over-year in March, after falling 8 percent in both January and February. Eq…
    - 27 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:15pm -
  • newToyota stays at the top in first quarter after outselling GM, Volkswagen

    Toyota stays at the top in first quarter after outselling GM, Volkswagen

    Toyota Motor Corp kept its position as the world's best-selling car maker in the first quarter of 2014, beating rivals Volkswagen AG and General Motors Co after it sold record 2.58 million vehicles globally. The Japanese auto maker and its group companies saw worldwide sales in January-March rise 6.3 percent from a year ago, buoyed by strong demand in Japan as well as recovering sales in China and Europe, it said on Wednesday. During the same period, General Motors sold 2.42 million vehicles, up…
    - 29 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:13pm -
  • newU.S. new home sales dive to eight-month low in March

    U.S. new home sales dive to eight-month low in March

    By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sales of new U.S. single-family homes tumbled to their lowest level in eight months in March, dealing a setback to the housing market recovery. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday sales dropped 14.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000 units, declining for a second consecutive month. The housing market has been slammed by an unusually cold and snowy winter, higher mortgage interest rates and a shortage of properties that is limiti…
    - 34 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:08pm -
  • newWellness programs grow more popular with employers
    That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder with a looming change under the federal health care overhaul.
    - 45 mins ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:57pm -
  • newProcter & Gamble 3Q net income up on cost cuts

    Procter & Gamble 3Q net income up on cost cuts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble's fiscal third-quarter net income rose 2 percent as it cut costs to offset sluggish sales in categories like beauty and family products.
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:37pm -
  • newQ&A: A French economist's grim view of wealth gap

    Q&A: A French economist's grim view of wealth gap

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you'd like to live in Downton Abbey, the good news is that our economy has entered a second Gilded Age of opulence and elegance.
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:31pm -
  • newGM said it has shipped thousands of replacement ignition switches

    GM said it has shipped thousands of replacement ignition switches

    GM is under investigation by U.S. safety regulators, Congress and the U.S. Department of Justice for why it did not catch the faulty part for over a decade. GM said on Wednesday that owners of 2008-2011 models subject to the recall, which has affected 2.6 million vehicles, will receive a letter in early May confirming their inclusion in the recall. Another letter alerting them when replacement parts are available will follow. The Detroit company did not provide a more detailed number of how many…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:22pm -
  • newSales of new US homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

    Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:11pm -
  • newSpecial Report: For private placements, no one is vetting the vetters

    Special Report: For private placements, no one is vetting the vetters

    By Emily Flitter OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) - From 2006 to 2009, Provident Asset Management raised $485 million from 7,700 investors who were drawn to its promises of annual returns as high as 18 percent on oil and gas assets. Law firm Mick & Associates helped. Provident paid Mick to provide "due diligence" reports to help brokers decide whether to recommend the investments to their clients. Brad Updike, a Mick energy-sector specialist, reviewed each of the 23 deals, known as private placements.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:52pm -
  • newBlackRock cuts stake in Italian lender Monte Paschi

    BlackRock cuts stake in Italian lender Monte Paschi

    Asset manager BlackRock has cut its stake in Monte dei Paschi di Siena less than a month after becoming the Italian bank's single biggest shareholder, raising questions over who will buy into the lender's imminent capital increase. A regulatory filing on Wednesday showed that U.S. group BlackRock cut its stake in Italy's third-biggest bank to 3.23 percent from 5.75 pct on April 15, the day shares in Monte Paschi fell 10 percent on expectations that it would raise the size of its cash call. A sta…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:37pm -
  • newDelta navigates nasty winter, tops profit forecast

    Delta navigates nasty winter, tops profit forecast

    DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:28pm -
  • newCost controls boost Dow Chemical margins, profit tops estimates

    Cost controls boost Dow Chemical margins, profit tops estimates

    (Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co , the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a stronger-than-expected rise in quarterly profit as cost controls helped to boost margins in its divisions that make coatings, plastics and crop-protection products. Dow Chemical cut 5 percent of its workforce and shuttered 20 plants in late 2012. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) in Dow Chemical's coatings and infrastructure solutions business rose 20 percent in the qua…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:24pm -
  • newHBO strikes deal with Amazon to stream shows

    HBO strikes deal with Amazon to stream shows

    (Reuters) - Some HBO shows and the Internet streaming service HBO Go will be available next month to Amazon Prime customers, the companies said on Wednesday in a move that could lure customers away from Netflix Inc. The companies said this was the first time HBO, the premium cable channel owned by Time Warner Inc, had licensed its programming to an online subscription streaming service. Netflix customers have not been able to watch HBO shows on that service. Amazon Prime customers will have acce…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:19pm -
  • newBeyond Jeremy Rifkin: How Will the Phase Transition to a Commons Economy Actually Occur?

    Beyond Jeremy Rifkin: How Will the Phase Transition to a Commons Economy Actually Occur?

    In the future, the economy and society will re-orient itself around collaborative commons, with a more peripheric role for the market dynamics.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:19pm -
  • new10 Sensors of Galaxy S5: Heart Rate, Finger Scanner and more

    10 Sensors of Galaxy S5: Heart Rate, Finger Scanner and more

    Back in 2010, when the first generation of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, Galaxy S, was introduced, it had five sensors.  Four years later, Samsung Galaxy S5 doubled that number to ten: the ‘Temperature/Humidity sensor’ has been …
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:30pm -
  • newGambling
    Gambling With Our Future - by Jerry Jasinowski "The gambling known as business," said the 19th century wit Ambrose Bierce, "looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling." You can count me among the business spokesmen who look with disfavor on gambling, and especially upon the pell-mell rush of state governments to embrace gambling as a source of state revenue. At least 39 states today authorize some form of casino gambling, up from only two in 1988, and more casinos are under…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:14pm -
  • newGalaxy S5 Explained: the Display

    Galaxy S5 Explained: the Display

    Galaxy S5 has finally hit the market. There’s a lot to talk about with the new Samsung Galaxy S5, but the first thing people seem to notice is the ‘display.’ Actually, the display of the …
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:36pm -
  • newToyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM
    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota kept its position at the top in global vehicle sales for the first quarter of this year, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen.
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:48am -
  • newThe Future of the Future: Where Are the Breakthrough Innovations?

    The Future of the Future: Where Are the Breakthrough Innovations?

    With toddlers getting iPads as their first toys, the joy of improvising, making stuff up and imagining things that never were, might become a thing of the past. With too few truly imaginative leaps, much innovative energy gets dissipated in incremental ideas.
    - 16 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:16am -
  • newThree Ways to Fill High-Skilled Jobs

    Three Ways to Fill High-Skilled Jobs

    The high-wage jobs found in industries like aerospace, defense and bioscience require high-skilled employees, and there are simply not enough qualified people who can apply for and fill the positions.
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:25am -
  • newNurturing the Startup Juggernaut

    Nurturing the Startup Juggernaut

    Startups are the juggernauts that discover new markets, which drive growth and wealth creation in our economy. It's in our interest to nurture the ecosystem that allows startups to thrive.
    - 19 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:37am -
  • newIt Takes a Village: The Role of Family and Friends in Running a Small Business

    It Takes a Village: The Role of Family and Friends in Running a Small Business

    Whether your mentor is a parent, grandparent, or a friend from college, each can help you achieve greatness and push beyond your limits.
    - 19 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:34am -
  • new3 Ways to Get Into the Flow State at Work

    3 Ways to Get Into the Flow State at Work

    Flow, the state where we feel in command of what we do, execute tasks effortlessly, and perform at our best, was discovered by researchers at the University of Chicago.
    - 19 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:24am -
  • new9 Ways to Boost Meaning in Your Job

    9 Ways to Boost Meaning in Your Job

    As you look at your job, what are some ways you can change your approach to tasks, relationships and your perception to boost purpose? It will not only bring you meaning but likely propel you forward in your career.
    - 21 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:30am -
  • newSpring Housecleaning Your Money

    Spring Housecleaning Your Money

    I'm not suggesting you run your cash through the washing machine. Instead, you might want to invest in a file box and a small home shredder and start getting rid of excess paper that clogs up the view of your finances.
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 11:12pm -
  • new4 Things They Don't Teach You in MBA Programs (Though They Really Should)

    4 Things They Don't Teach You in MBA Programs (Though They Really Should)

    Having spent six years in two different colleges (for both my Bachelor's as well as Master's), I have a clear idea of what business schools aim to do. However, I also found that there are several things that they don't teach even though they really should.
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 10:38pm -
  • newWhy Boutique Marketing Firms Give Brands the Biggest Bang for Their Bucks

    Why Boutique Marketing Firms Give Brands the Biggest Bang for Their Bucks

    Though these firms have been behind many major marketing successes, they still get a bad rap with big brands for being too small and inexperienced. But big is not always better when it comes to choosing a marketing firm for a business.
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 10:35pm -
  • newFast Food CEOs Make 1,000 Times More Than Their Typical Workers: Report

    Fast Food CEOs Make 1,000 Times More Than Their Typical Workers: Report

    David Novak, the CEO of YUM! Brands, which owns Taco Bell and KFC, took home more than $22 million last year after exercising stock options, according to proxy statements. The average full-time fast-food worker, by comparison, would have made about $19,000 on the year. Novak, in other words, raked in more than 1,000 times what a typical lower-rung worker would have over the same period. ...
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 10:25pm -
  • newMcDonald's Fires Back at 'Taco Shops'

    McDonald's Fires Back at 'Taco Shops'

    McDonald's Corp. reported fairly weak first-quarter sales but still had enough strength to fire a shot across the bow of Taco Bell, which has received so much attention for its new breakfast menu.
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  • newWomen in Business: Q&A with Cindy Bates, Vice President of Microsoft US Small & Midsized Business Group
    As Vice President of Microsoft's U.S. Small-and-Midsized Business group, Cindy Bates leads the company's efforts to help SMBs realize their full potential through the use of technology. Raised in a family of entrepreneurs, Cindy holds a strong personal interest in entrepreneurialism and a passion for serving the small business community.
    - 24 hours ago, 22 Apr 14, 9:48pm -
  • newHow Upstart Website Platforms Are Catching Up to Wordpress

    How Upstart Website Platforms Are Catching Up to Wordpress

    For the WordPress-phobic and the do-it-yourself-inclined, plug and play options offer several distinct advantages. The better PNP options offer hundreds of customizable themes that can be tweaked easily with no coding ability whatsoever.
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  • new(VIDEO) A Revolutionary Apple TV? Don't Expect too Much, IDC Analyst Greg Ireland
    LAS VEGAS - Over the past four  years,  speculation has been rampant about the entrance of a new Apple hardware/software solution that will revolutionize the IPTV and gaming businesses. But it's not going to happen, cautions industry analyst Greg Ireland, Research Manager at IDC, the this interview with Beet.TV While Apple can surely introduce an elegant system for consuming video, it can't disintermediate the existing distribution of TV content, Ireland explains.   He says that the current A…
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  • Success Comes With a Good Story, and Becoming a Commodity Item
    Yahoo. Google. Apple Computer, Hewlett Packard. Each of these names is synonymous with two things; being successful, commodity tech companies -- and having a good story behind the person or persons who started them. In a previous post I wrote about the paradigm that every individual is his or her own company; that we are, in fact, one-person businesses who can control our business destiny, our business reputation, and our business success. But like the big tech giants, we each have a story. Thin…
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  • The Lemon That Is Lululemon

    The Lemon That Is Lululemon

    Lululemon's comments can and likely do cause negative social effects by creating a concept of the ideal fit female body as one that only can fit comfortably into its pants. It should begin to impose on itself an extra duty to be socially responsible.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 14, 9:31pm -

Yahoo! India Business

  • newObama seeks to ease Asian allies' doubts during visit to Japan

    Obama seeks to ease Asian allies' doubts during visit to Japan

    By Linda Sieg and Matt Spetalnick TOKYO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will use a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Tokyo and other Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that Washington's real aim is to contain Beijing's rise. Obama will be treated to a display of pomp and ceremony meant to show that the U.S.-Japan alliance, the main pillar of America's security strategy in Asia, remains solid at a time of ris…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:40pm -
  • newGold edges off 2-1/2-month low as dollar, stocks ease

    Gold edges off 2-1/2-month low as dollar, stocks ease

    By Jan Harvey LONDON (Reuters) - Gold edged up on Wednesday from a 2-1/2-month low hit in the previous session as a softer tone to equities and the dollar helped arrest its slide, though the metal is vulnerable to further losses as investor demand remains slack. Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,283.60 an ounce at 1419 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for June delivery were up $2.90 an ounce at $1,284.00.
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:22pm -
  • newWall Street edges lower following six-day S&P rally

    Wall Street edges lower following six-day S&P rally

    By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday as strong results from Boeing failed to inspire investors to keep pushing equities higher following six straight days of gains. Better-than-expected corporate earnings have boosted Wall Street lately, though companies have largely been beating reduced forecasts. According to Thomson Reuters data, profits are seen rising 1.6 percent this quarter, down from the 6.5 percent growth rate estimated at the start of the year. .…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:19pm -
  • newDLF leases 3 million sq ft office space in 2013-14
    New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) India's largest real estate developer DLF Wednesday said it leased out three million sq ft of office space in the financial year ended March 31, 2014. More than half of it is in Gurgaon. Of the three million sq ft it leased out, a record 1.7 million sq ft has been leased out in Gurgaon alone, the company said in a statement. Significantly most tenants who are completing the 9-year-lease term in DLF CyberCity, Gurgaon, chose to renew their leases reinforcing their faith…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:08pm -
  • newShare rally peters out, euro lifted by PMI boost

    Share rally peters out, euro lifted by PMI boost

    By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - European shares edged down on Wednesday after three days of gains as signs of a slowing Chinese economy and rising worries about Ukraine offset reassuring European economic data. U.S. stock futures also pointed to a subdued start for Wall Street on a heavy day of company earnings as well as U.S. PMI readings. The PMI readings for Europe showed that France's economy was still lagging, but Germany continued to power the euro zone's recovery. Europe's private sector…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:46pm -
  • newBSE Sensex hits record high for third straight day

    BSE Sensex hits record high for third straight day

    By Indulal PM MUMBAI (Reuters) - The BSE Sensex and Nifty hit record highs for a third session in a row as infrastructure companies such as Larsen & Toubro extended recent gains while lenders including Yes Bank advanced on hopes the worst was over in terms of asset quality deterioration. Still, broader gains were capped by continued profit-taking in recent outperformers such as Tata Motors Ltd , and by falls in regional shares after a survey showed manufacturing activity in China was still contr…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:41pm -
  • newSensex, Nifty at new highs; capital goods sector gains
    Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets touched a record high of 22,912.52 points Wednesday for the third straight day, surpassing the 22,853.03 points it touched Tuesday.
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:38pm -
  • newU.S. steps up trade pressure on Japan ahead of Obama visit
    By Antoni Slodkowski and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States put last-minute pressure on Japan to compromise in tough trade talks on Wednesday, shortly before President Barack Obama was to arrive for a state visit. The two-way talks - focusing on Japan's agricultural market and both countries' car markets - are key to reaching a multilateral trade pact that is central to Obama's strategic shift towards Asia. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has touted the broader trade deal as vital…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:36pm -
  • newSensex hits record high for third straight day
    Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets touched a record high of 22,912.52 points Wednesday for the third straight day, surpassing a new high of 22,853.03 points it touched Tuesday.
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:30pm -
  • newBrent oil holds above $109 on economic data, Ukraine supports
    By David Sheppard LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil edged higher above $109 a barrel on Wednesday after stronger-than-expected economic data from China and Europe reinforced the outlook for global demand growth, and as the unfolding crisis in Ukraine deterred sellers. Last week's peace deal in Ukraine formally ended on Wednesday as the government said an "Easter truce" was over, vowing to eliminate pro-Russian armed groups in the east of the country. China, the world's second-biggest oil consum…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:22pm -
  • newGold steadies above 2-1/2 month low as dollar, stocks ease
    By Jan Harvey LONDON (Reuters) - Gold steadied on Wednesday above a 2-1/2 month low hit the previous session, as a softer tone to equities and the dollar helped arrest its slide above a key chart level, but demand from investors and retail buyers remained slack. It found support at its 100-day moving average at $1,277 an ounce, however, as European shares eased after three days of gains as data showing China's economy was still stuttering offset broadly reassuring European purchasing manager ind…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:00pm -
  • newWorld share rally peters out, euro lifted by PMI boost
    By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - European shares edged down on Wednesday after three days of gains as signs of a still stuttering Chinese economy and rising worries about Ukraine offset a reassuring set of European economic numbers. U.S. stock futures pointed to a flat start for Wall Street on what will be another heavy day of company earnings as well as U.S. PMI readings.. Data compiler Markit's equivalent readings for Europe, seen as good indicators of future growth, showed that while France's…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 3:59pm -
  • newEU climate chief urges China to show international commitment

    EU climate chief urges China to show international commitment

    By Stian Reklev BEIJING (Reuters) - China could set a new pace for slow-moving international climate talks by bringing its domestic commitment to fight global warming on to the world stage, the EU's top climate change official said on Wednesday. EU Climate Change Commissioner Connie Hedegaard is visiting China this week for two-way talks ahead of a June U.N. meeting in Bonn where negotiators from more than 190 nations will continue efforts to agree a new international climate treaty. Hedegaard s…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:33pm -
  • newSteady PMIs, sluggish China put brakes on European shares
    By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - European shares edged down on Wednesday after three days of gains as data showing China's economy was still stuttering offset some broadly reassuring European purchasing manager index (PMI) numbers. Data compiler Markit's monthly PMI figures, seen as good indicators of future growth, showed that while France's economy was still a drag, Germany was continuing to power the euro zone's recovery. AUSSIE SLIDES In Asia, China's stock markets had fallen again and the y…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:09pm -
  • newBSE Sensex hits third consecutive record high

    BSE Sensex hits third consecutive record high

    Reuters Market Eye - The BSE Sensex and the Nifty hit record highs for the third consecutive session on Wednesday on the back of gains in blue-chip stocks. The benchmark index hits a record high of 22,901.65. The broader Nifty hits a life high of 6,861.60. Both the indices were trading around 0.3 percent higher at 2:04 p.m. Blue-chip stocks continue to gain with Oil and Natural Gas Corp up 1.6 percent, while capital goods stocks such as Larsen and Toubro climbs 1.4 percent, adding to its 1.8 per…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:05pm -
  • newGold hovers near 2-1/2 month lows

    Gold hovers near 2-1/2 month lows

    By A. Ananthalakshmi SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Gold was steady but near its lowest in more than two months on Wednesday, with stronger equities denting the metal's safe-haven appeal and outflows from bullion funds showing weak investor appetite. Spot gold was trading flat at $1,283.50 an ounce by 0640 GMT. But if we break that level, we are going to fall to $1,250," said Yuichi Ikemizu, branch manager for Standard Bank in Tokyo. SPDR Gold Trust, the world's largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund a…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 1:48pm -
  • newRupee slips below 61 against the dollar
    Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) The Indian rupee fell below 61 against a dollar for the first time in more than a month Wednesday on continued demands for the greenback from oil importers and weakness in other regional currencies. The partially convertible rupee fell to a low of 61.09 against a dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange Markets here at 12.46 pm, 33 paise weaker than its previous day close at 60.76.
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 1:34pm -
  • newImport tariffs strain rich-poor gap in "madly expensive" Luanda

    Import tariffs strain rich-poor gap in "madly expensive" Luanda

    By Shrikesh Laxmidas LUANDA (Reuters) - In Luanda's Jumbo supermarket, a half-litre tub of imported vanilla ice-cream used to cost $25, testament to the Angolan capital's rank as one of the world's most expensive cities. With new import tariffs imposed last month, that price has jumped to $31, enough to make even wealthy locals and expatriates pause and putting it even further beyond the reach of millions of poor Angolans struggling to feed their families. Luanda already ranks as the world's mos…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 1:09pm -
  • newSerendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage

    Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage

    By Stephen Kalin and Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - When French Egyptologist Olivier Perdu saw a fragment of a pharaonic statue on display in a Brussels gallery last year, he assumed it was a twin of an ancient masterpiece he had examined in Egypt a quarter of a century earlier.     The reality was an even more remarkable coincidence: the fragment was part of the very same artefact - a unique 6th century B.C. statue hewn from pale green stone - that Perdu had received special permission to s…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 1:05pm -
  • newChina shares down, Aussie drops after inflation data

    China shares down, Aussie drops after inflation data

    By Wayne Cole and Vidya Ranganathan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's stock markets fell again on Wednesday after a survey showed manufacturing activity in the world's second-biggest economy was still contracting in April, while the Australian dollar tumbled to a two-week low after data showed surprisingly low inflation. Overall, however, trading across most asset markets in Asia remained surprisingly subdued, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan showing little movement. T…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:48am -